On July 8, American Pacific Industries was asked to recall their 761 Gladiator brand LT and trailer tires (ST) of various sizes because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deemed these tires to be unsafe for road service. Here is the brief manuscript provided by the NHTSA:
The subject tires can fail unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
The defective tires have been captured and quarantined at the border and will be destroyed. Customers may contact API at 1-661-702-8801. Since all of the affected tires have been recovered, an owner notification letter will not be issued.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
If you or anyone you know has experienced any issues relating to these API tires, please contact us at 800.637.8170. We believe that your safety is our first concern and that, in the event of injury, you receive the proper compensation you deserve. We hope that by spreading the news earlier regarding these recalls, we can help prevent future accidents from occurring. The lawyers at our law office have helped countless victims of accidents and hope that we can be of assistance to your every need. Please call us to order a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book and to talk to our attorneys.